COMPLETE Short Poetry Collection 205 - rap

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Post by Rapunzelina » June 1st, 2020, 2:56 pm

LibriVox Short Poetry Collection 205

This project is complete and all audio files can be found in the catalogue: https://librivox.org/short-poetry-collection-205-by-various/

This is an open collection of poems for the month of June 2020. When this month is over, another one will be started. Don't despair if the sections are all filled up! I will add more sections as needed. :)
  1. How to record a poem - Initial Guidelines:
    • All poems read must be in the public domain (that is, not copyrighted).
    • You do not have to "sign-up" to submit a poem; as long as it's clearly in the public domain, just start recording!
    • There is a limit of 3 poems per person per collection.
    • Poems can be as short as you like, but not longer than 74 minutes (so as to fit in an audio CD)
    • To see what's been recorded already, you can search the LibriVox Catalog - but remember that we welcome multiple versions! :)
  2. Find a public domain poem:
    The Poets' Corner is a great resource for public domain poetry. Other sources to try are Bartleby and Project Gutenberg.
    • You may use other websites if you like, but they need to state date of publication (or book edition) to verify public domain status.
    • Please read from the text you post! You may not read from another source, as the other source may not be public domain!
    • See this page for more info on copyrights. You can always ask me in this thread if you're not sure whether a poem is public domain.
  3. BEFORE recording:
    • If you are new to LibriVox, please check the Recording Notes thread first.
    • If this is your first time recording, you'll find this useful as well: The Newbie Guide to Recording.
    Set your recording software to:
    Bit Rate: 128 kbps
    Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz (44100 Hz)
    Channels: 1 (Mono)
  4. DURING recording:
    • At the beginning of the recording, leave no more than one second of silence and read the abbreviated "LibriVox disclaimer":
    "[Poem title], by [author], read for LibriVox dot org by [your name]" or some variation on that, adding (if you wish) date, location, your personal URL, etc.
    • Then read the poem.
    • At the end, say: "End of poem. This recording is in the public domain." and leave five seconds of silence.
    • No recordings can be accepted without the LibriVox disclaimer.
  5. AFTER recording:
    ID3 tags: Not needed for this project. (You may put "Recorded by [your name]" in the comments section if you wish)

    Save file as:
    spc205_[poem's title in short form - no leading articles]_[your initials]_128kb.mp3
    Put file name all in lowercase, and the title all in one word (no leading articles - the, a, an, without the square brackets, please, and NO SPACES):
    e.g. spc205_roadnottaken_apc_128kb.mp3

    When submitting, please post in the thread, following this template:
    [Title of Poem] by [Author] (BIRTH-DEATH)
    Text URL:
    Duration:
    MP3 URL:
  6. Upload your completed recording:
    • Upload your file with the LibriVox Uploader:
    http://librivox.org/login/uploader
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    (If you have trouble reading the image above, please message an admin)
    You'll need to select the MC, which for this project is: Rapunzelina
    When your upload is complete, you will receive a link. Please click "Post Reply" at the top left of this thread, and post the link there.
    Also post the following information:
    • The title and author of the poem.
    • A link to the poem's text online (Poets' Corner, Bartleby, Gutenberg, etc.) so it can be verified as public domain. Please READ FROM the text you post!
    • The length of your recording in minutes & seconds.
    • If this is your first recording for LibriVox, please give us your name as you'd like it to appear in the catalog (that is, either your real name or some pseudonym). Also let us know if you have a personal URL you'd like to list (e.g. a personal blog).
PL Type: Special - Standard PL, plus checking all tech specs including ID tags, file names, volume, background noise, and plosives for new readers. For everyone, follow along with text and check to make sure any deviations from text don't affect rhyme, meter, or meaning.

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Please post below or PM me. :)

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Post by Rapunzelina » June 1st, 2020, 3:01 pm

I'm forwarding here the poem below, because it was submitted by two readers and I only noticed now during cataloguing of the last collection, when I saw them one after the other while alphabetizing :oops: :mrgreen:
InfernalDante wrote:
May 16th, 2020, 5:22 am

[Solitude] by [Ella Wheeler Wilcox] (1850-1919)
Text URL: https://www.theotherpages.org/poems/wilcox04.html#1
Duration: 00:01:49
MP3 URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc205_solitude_apc_128kb.mp3

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Post by soupy » June 2nd, 2020, 5:35 am

The task of life should last as long as life lasts, that is the task of living.

Help us finish
The Spirit of the Age.

Vietnam: The Advisory Years to 1965

My Website
Kierkegaards Challenge

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Post by JachinandBoaz » June 2nd, 2020, 10:27 am

Good afternoon -

I uploaded the following to the shared drive:

The Shooting of Dan McGrew by Robert Service (1874-1958)
Text URL: https://www.gutenberg.org/files/207/207-h/207-h.htm#link2H_4_0013
Duration: 5:32
MP3 URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc205_shootingdanmcgrew_dwd_128kb.mp3

Regards,
Daniel

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Post by Rapunzelina » June 3rd, 2020, 3:37 am

Thank you, Craig and Daniel! :thumbs:

Daniel, that was fascinating!

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Post by soupy » June 3rd, 2020, 8:52 am

The task of life should last as long as life lasts, that is the task of living.

Help us finish
The Spirit of the Age.

Vietnam: The Advisory Years to 1965

My Website
Kierkegaards Challenge

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Post by Kitty » June 4th, 2020, 9:03 am

my first poem for June, somehow a cute praise for the fashion of the times...

"Drab bonnets" by Bernard Barton (1784-1849)
Text URL: https://archive.org/details/pobart00bart/page/222/mode/2up
https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc205_drabbonnets_ss_128kb.mp3
Recording time: 3:39 min.

Sonia

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Post by Rapunzelina » June 5th, 2020, 5:59 am

Thank you Craig and Sonia! MW is updated with PL OK!

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Post by brucek » June 8th, 2020, 8:31 am

Hi Rapunzelina, here are my three. :)

1)
The Calm that Comes with Years, by Amy Redpath Roddick (1868 - 1954)
Text URL: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/51212
Duration: 2:28
MP3 URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc205_calmthatcomes_bk_128kb.mp3

2)
Going West, by Amy Redpath Roddick (1868 - 1954)
Text URL: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/51212
Duration: 3:48
MP3 URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc205_goingwest_bk_128kb.mp3

3)
The Good Old Days, by Amy Redpath Roddick (1868 - 1954)
Text URL: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/51212
Duration: 1:30
MP3 URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc205_goodolddays_bk_128kb.mp3

~~~~
Bruce.

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Post by ktaylor07 » June 9th, 2020, 4:43 am

Here is a wedding poem for June!

“To My Sister On Her Bridal” BY Anna Cora Mowatt (1819-1870)
Duration: 3:33
Originally published in The Columbian Magazine, January, 1844, page 88
Text URL: https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=njp.32101064172461&view=1up&seq=116
MP3 URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc205_tomysister_kst_128kb.mp3

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Post by Rapunzelina » June 9th, 2020, 2:38 pm

:clap: Thank you, Bruce and Kelly! :9:
MW updated with PL OKs!

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Post by Amatullah » June 10th, 2020, 10:04 am

Hiya,

This is my first recording with Librivox :D
It is a recording of The Happy Child by W.H. Davies (1870 - 1940)
Duration: 1:04
Text URL: https://www.theotherpages.org/poems/davies01.html#18
MP3 URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc205_happychild_at_128kb.mp3

Could I appear in the catalogue as ''Amatullah Talks"

Please let me know if there are any improvements I can make or any feedback you have :)

Thanks,

Amatullah

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Post by Rapunzelina » June 10th, 2020, 12:25 pm

Thank you, Amatullah! Welcome to Librivox and to the Poetry Collection! Your reading is lovely and your recording is what we say PL OK (meaning perfect for cataloguing! :mrgreen: )

I will update the Magic Window a bit later, so don't worry that your poem is not there yet. Here's your Reader Page: https://librivox.org/reader/14470 and you can also access it from your name-link in any magic window. It lists all the projects you've read for, and it can help you keep track of your sections in current projects under the "Reader Section Details"

Hope you'll enjoy it here! :clap:


Edit: Magic Window updated

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Post by Kalamareader » June 10th, 2020, 9:19 pm

Question: How 'short' does a poem have to be to be a 'short' poem?

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Post by Rapunzelina » June 10th, 2020, 9:56 pm

Arbitrarily I consider poems under 10 minutes to be short, and over 10 minutes to be long. This collection accepts both kinds. As long as it fits in an audio cd (most CDs do 74 minutes). Long poems are less frequent so the title of the collection is still "Short Poetry" :mrgreen:
Does this answer the question, or have I misunderstood? Thanks!

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